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College Football Players Bashing The NCAA Over Decision On Sound Mind Sound Body Ruling

Sound Mind Sound Body Football Academy, a Detroit-based institution, has existed for 12 years. It attempts to help young football players get exposure to FBS coaches while also teaching them valuable life lessons. The camp has expanded nationally and will hold camps this summer in Atlanta, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C, among other places

Because of the NCAA's ruling on satellite camps, though, SMSB is changing. No longer will Division 1 coaches be allowed to attend the camp. In previous years, Jim Harbaugh, Mark Dantonio and Urban Meyer have spoke at the camp. 

A number of college football players have been sounding off on Twitter regarding the NCAA's decision. 

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The Detroit News spoke to Curtis Blackwell, one of the co-founders of SMSB.

“It is in no way in the best interest of the kids, that’s my takeaway,” Blackwell told The Detroit News. “No one is an advocate for the kids. Who asked the kids? This is much bigger than just recruiting, that’s the whole thing. We are adamant about young people, and this is really unfortunate.

“The biggest losses are for the kids, the under-the-radar recruits. They get exposure at these camps. You get schools like Youngstown State, Bowling Green and Kent State and they find kids they normally wouldn’t get a chance to see. Kent State doesn’t have a camp. They go to other camps. If you take them away from (Kent State), how do they effectively recruit?”

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The Big Ten was the only conference to vote in-favor of satellite camps.